My credentials

Below you can find an overview of my coaching credentials. Any questions, please email me on or call 0831982802 or learn more about my services on ‘Work with me‘.

Certifications and education

  • MsC Systems and Communication
  • BA Business Languages
  • UKA Fell and Mountain Running Level 2 Coach
  • Lydiard Foundation certified coach
  • AAI Level 1 coach
  • VivoBarefoot certified coach
  • BTR certified running technique coach
  • Ido Portal Movement-X workshop
  • MovNat Level 1 Trainer (ongoing)
  • Functional Movement Systems (ongoing)
  • Neuromuscular Physical Therapist (ongoing)

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Roles in sporting organisations and companies

  • Secretary of the Irish Mountain Running Association (2009)
  • Webmaster of the Irish Mountain Running Association (2008)
  • Head Coach of Glendalough AC
  • Supervisory Head Coach of West Waterford AC (2015) and Consultant Coach (2016-current)
  • Member of the Wicklow Athletics and Sli Cualann board
  • Mountain Running Coach for Crusaders AC (2010-2013)
  • Race Director of the ‘Lap of the Gap‘ Marathon and ‘Glen to Glen Half-marathon’
  • Race Director for the ‘Wicklow Way Relay’ 2013-today
  • Team manager for the Irish International Team at Snowdon 2012-2013
  • Operations Trainer and Training Lead for Microsoft’s outsourced services organisation
  • Several executive positions within arvato Services Ireland working for Microsoft
  • Manager at the ‘Running Coaching’ lab at Running Superstore
  • Delivery of Level 2 coaching material for Irish Orienteering Association
  • Speaker at the Dublin Marathon Expo (2014-2016), Pink Run Expo and Killarney Marathon Expo

Notable athletes coached

  • Barry Minnock – 2:17 marathoner and hill running international
  • Jason Kehoe – 2015 Irish Mountain Running champion
  • Paul Tierney – record holder on the Wicklow Way and winner of the Lakeland 100 mile event
  • Eoin Flynn – 2:20 marathoner and hill running international

And many more not listed for brevity or privacy reasons.

Publications and media appearances

foot assessment

Projects and initiatives

  • Inventor of the ‘Couch to Kenyan’ system
  • Inventor of the ChampionsEverywhere Training Method

Sporting achievements

  • Team Bronze medal at IMRA Club Championship with Crusaders AC
  • Silver medal in Wicklow Way Relay with Crusaders AC
  • 5 km in 17:29
  • 5 miles in 29:27
  • 10 km in 36:50
  • Half-marathon in 1:20:28
  • Marathon in 2:55:56

Competed over distances from 1500m to 50 miles on trail, cross-country, track and road in Ireland and abroad.


Companies who have hired me

  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goodbodies
  • Irish Prison Service

More company references on request…

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